Why Vote?

Addressing every person eligible for voting. I’ve been challenged to give 3 reasons why I’d vote, despite the fact that this procedure has been reduced to a depressing choice between incompetent and/or dirty politicians, even in countries with strong democratic traditions. Many people choose to not take part in this futile battle against a corrupted system anymore, but you know what?

1. I Vote Because They Haven’t Broken My Spirit!
2. I Vote Because I Am Responsible For My And My Loved Ones’ Future!
3. I Vote Because I Am Able To Reason And Exercise Free Will!

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NATO, Watch It! We Don’t Want A War!

One of the most important summits in the history of the North Atlantic Treaty is kicking off on Thursday and the outcome of this meeting will shape the political landscape for years to come. And I repeat, for the sake of emphasis: NATO, watch it! We don’t want a war!

Disclaimer: this opinion article has been directed at NATO because of the upcoming summit and because the numerous hints that have led me to believe that, behind closed doors, a war is being prepared. However, I am not Putin’s fan (or anybody’s for that matter!) and of course that I am mindful that it is not only NATO which may start a war, but Russia as well. So Russia, you watch it too!

History has a sad tendency to repeat itself, and terrifyingly enough, all the signs of an impending World War are here: economic downturn (which doesn’t seem to go away no matter how hard everybody tries), lots of military confrontations all over the planet, overpopulation and, unlike other times: a sick media interest in covering war and blowing things out of proportion (this is especially obvious in the Western Europe and North America).

Fairness In The World Of Income Inequality

We often gasp at the amount of personal wealth various entrepreneurs have amassed. News about income inequality^ is quite common lately, and so it should be, because slowly but surely, society’s patience is reaching the breaking point; and if that happens, chaos will ensue. It is hard not to be shocked when you are confronted with the knowledge that 85 people own more wealth than the world’s poorest 3.5 billion. Except if you’re Kevin O’Leary^, of course.

But are all these entrepreneurs evil incarnate? What about Bill Gates’ work^, or his and Buffet’s Giving Pledge^? What about many other magnates who did great services to society during or towards the end of their careers? Does the Nobel Prize ring any bell? And most importantly, who do you think could manage billions of dollars and put such power to better use than these people can?

As we will see, the problem does not entirely lie with these wealthy individuals. A solution can only be found if we work together, peacefully but determined, towards updating our society to this new age of abundance that is brought upon us by the technological advances of the past few decades (you should listen to this excellent talk on the subject^).

Ukraine And What It Means Deep Under

During the past few months, much has been written regarding the situation in Ukraine. The media is showering us with arguments from both sides of the story (here in the European Union, obviously, there’s a lot of anti-Russian bias). But what we don’t seem to care doing is to take a step back from the panicked news frenzy and look at the bigger picture. And we’ll do so on an entirely new level than what the media has shown you so far.

It is time to look closely at our society and to seriously question our leaders. It is time to wonder why, during the past few years, we have seen an unprecedented rise in worldwide social tensions. It is time to connect the dots. And, most of all, it is time to start looking for alternative ways of solving our problems.